Wth fire season approaching, this article that appeared in today’s Daily Inter Lake might be worth checking out . . .
Timberland owners in Northwest Montana have an “unprecedented” opportunity for free fuels reduction work with federal stimulus funding being offered through the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.
The department is accepting grant proposals through July 10 to award about $4.8 million in 13 Western Montana counties through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
“The logging community is very much aware of the grants and is actively seeking project areas,” said Rick Moore, a state service forester.
Landowners, however, are largely unaware of the program, Moore said.